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I do know that it is NOT a good idea to haul a washer and dryer on a mesh floor, Do not ask me how I know, Charlie
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I do know that it is NOT a good idea to haul a washer and dryer on a mesh floor, Do not ask me how I know, Charlie

Thanks for confirming that.


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Plywood would work. Marine grade if you want it to last longer.

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Plywood would work. Marine grade if you want it to last longer.
I've been reading that the new treatment is very corrosive to metal. They say it's better to use untreated and treat it yourself.


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Do you mean OSB??
yeah, that fibre pressed wood stuff, OSB....

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I've been reading that the new treatment is very corrosive to metal. They say it's better to use untreated and treat it yourself.

I painted my new wood trailer deck with 3 coats of Thompson's Weather Seal.
top and bottom, I turned the trailer over so I could get to the other side.

it gives it a slightly yellowish effect, and it is definitely water proof.

I have seen water standing on the top lid of my little tag-along trailer and never once found a drop of water inside the trailer.

I give it a new coat each year... usually in the fall when it is cooler, so it is always ready for the snows and rain.

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I agree with Chewman...with a twist. Would use the diamond plate and coat it with a spray on bed liner type of material. (saw one like this at a bike show) Non slip, light weight and strong.
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yes, the addition of a non-slip bed liner would meet 'OSHA' requirements

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Diamond plate way too expensive for my budget.


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I would suggest welding a piece of c channel on the under side were the bike will sit. That way it wont interfere with the deck when hauling other stuff. When needing to haul other stuff just throw down some osb. This way you wont be adding extra weight unless needed.
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